Jul
29
2010
World Golf Hall of Fame Honors Paul Goydos
By Stephanie Wei under General

While Paul Goydos realizes he won’t be celebrated as a Hall of Fame inductee (you need, like double-digit wins and multiple majors), he’s carved a little piece of golfing history when he posted a 59* earlier this month. From the press release:

Paul Goydos made history on July 8th when he carded a 59 in the first round of the PGA TOUR’s John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. The World Golf Hall of Fame now is featuring a display marking that special feat.

Goydos’ Titleist ball, with which he holed out for the 59, is on display, as are the hat, shirt and pants he wore that day.

“The Hall of Fame is a place where history is celebrated, and at times we see the making of history right before our eyes,” said Jack Peter, chief operating officer of the Hall of Fame. “Rounds of 59 are special achievements in golf, and we are pleased to share these items and background on the story with guests visiting the museum over the next month.”

*During his round of 59, Goydos had “ball in hand” also known as “lift, clean and place” because of the wet conditions. Still! A 59 is a 59.